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Dr. Vitus Ozoke
Dr. Vitus Ozoke
Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution


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The Master of Arts in conflict analysis and dispute resolution is a new program that addresses the growing need for highly skilled conflict resolution practitioners to work within judicial, governmental, social service and private sector systems. This is a quickly growing field, with governments and corporations increasingly using mediation and other conflict resolution processes in their day-to-day operations. Students with any undergraduate major can pursue the degree.

Courses for this program are taught in a cohort, over two years and are offered primarily in the evenings. The program is closely integrated with the Center for Conflict Resolution, which functions as a ‘teaching hospital,’ offering extensive opportunities for students to get involved in both research and practice. The academic and clinical faculty work closely with students, ensuring that each student gains valuable hands on experience in the field, specifically tailored to their individual career goals.

The curriculum mixes strong practice skills with theory knowledge, providing a well-rounded education that allows students to apply theory in the real world. The curriculum also includes a strong emphasis on research skills for those students planning to continue their post-graduate study.



Admission Deadlines: Fall:  May 31st (Priority)
Will accept applications after deadline on case-by-case basis.
None required.
Required Recommendations: Three letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to judge the applicant’s ability to do graduate work in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution.
Academic Records: Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
Personal Statement: Personal statement detailing the applicant’s goals and objectives. The essay should outline the applicant’s reasons for Pursuing this MA. Essay should be typed and double space 1-2 pages in length.
Additional Requirements: * Application
* Application Fee
* Undergraduate degree (preferably in Conflict Resolution or a related
* Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
* Resume or CV
* A writing sample to be attached to the online application. Applicant's
   should submit a sample work of 5-10 pages that demonstrates their
   writing abilities.
International applicants only: Please review International Application Information.
More Information: Program Fact Sheet
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